Friday, January 08, 2021
We have all been there. You eat something you thought was gonna fit the plan for the day, then you track it and you see that it had way more sodium or fat or calories than you thought or planned for.
I have been skipping lunch for a long time.Years.I don't miss it and its a good way to keep my calories down except it turns out, I have been lying to myself. Shocker!
By 3:00 I am starving and eat crackers or cookies or what ever is laying around or worse, the drive through because I am busy and starving and it is not working and I weigh more than I have in years.
I started tracking again this week, I have made some goals and doing some PT and logging everything. I have been pretty proud of myself. I had to be in the car all day yesterday so I took an apple and some appropriate snacks and I had a great food day.
Today, I got my husband his favorite lunch, Mr. Pickles Deli. I hate deli meat (don't get me started!) so I got 1/2 a tuna sandwich. I knew it was going to be higher fat due to the mayo but was pretty shocked when I logged it.
Now I have lunch regret! I have like 300 calories left for dinner IF I want to have a successful week. I know I should just get over it. One meal in a great week of choices. One meal was a
"loss" compared to all my wins. I know I am just tuning back into my body and it is a process and the road will be bumpy and in the overall scheme it was not a big deal. I know I am changing my habits and while I have dieted most of my life, I DO NOT KNOW EVERYTHING and I am learning still and I will have lunch regret again before I die.
So I am telling myself the things I would tell you. And I hope I believe me and move past my crappy sandwich. It wasn't even that good! BOO!
MY motto when I was successful here previously was Progress not Perfection. Another thing I have to re-learn. I think I won an award for some Inspirational Blog I wrote about it. I have to remember to listen to myself and maybe I should go back and reread some of my amazing inspirational-top-of-the-world
-I-have-this-handled Blogs. Ah, the mighty have fallen. And it wasn't just the stupid Tuna Sandwich. I have issues, man! I have to remember to take the smaller steps because baby steps to a deli are still a million times better than running through a drive through. So, I guess I don't really regret it after all. See what I did there???